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Public Health Genomics and International Wealth Creation

Public Health Genomics and International Wealth Creation
Author(s)/Editor(s): E. William Ebomoyi (Chicago State University, USA)
Copyright: ©2015
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8559-8
ISBN13: 9781466685598
ISBN10: 146668559X
EISBN13: 9781466685604


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In 2003, the secrets of the human genome were cracked open, creating a flurry of anticipation (and more than a little commercial buzz) about the role that genetic modification would play in years to come. This burgeoning field stands poised to redefine old paradigms and reshape industries such as medicine, agriculture, pharmacology, and biotechnology.

Public Health Genomics and International Wealth Creation seeks to explore new opportunities and challenges in genomic commercialization by presenting a roadmap of current research, setting forth clear guidelines for how genomics can be wielded safely and ethically in a manner concordant with public welfare. Addressing problems such as chronic disease, world hunger, and global economic disparity, this book is an essential reference source for doctors, bioethicists, human genome specialists, and scientists in the fields of genetics and genomics.

This authored monograph contains chapters on topics ranging from agronomics and biotechnology to commercial genomics, genome sequencing, cancer genomics, and more.

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Reviews and Testimonials

This volume examines opportunities and challenges in public health genomics and the impact on wealth creation in various countries. It discusses genomics and genome sequencing; applications in public health; the genomic epidemiology of human papillomavirus (HPV), prostate cancer, and diabetes; the ethics of and research on neonatal screening for sickle cell anemia; biotechnology, human genome sequencing technologies, public health initiatives, and economic benefits in industrialized and developing countries; and biotechnology from plants, vegetables, and fruits with healing properties or medicinal value.

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Author's/Editor's Biography

E. Ebomoyi

Dr. Ebomoyi received his post-doctorate certificate from the World renowned, National Institutes of Health, MD, in genetic epidemiology and a PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA; where he studied Public Health and Statistics. Currently, he is a professor of Epidemiology Science at the Chicago State University Chicago Illinois. He successfully served as the Foundation chair of the Department of Health Studies. In Greeley Colorado, he served under Mayor Jerry Wones, as Air Quality Commissioner for the City of Greeley Colorado. His research interests include Genetic epidemiology, Public health Genomics, WHO-championed primary health Care, behavioral interventions and quantitative demography. Based on this research and scientific training, he has received several awards and honors, such as: Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in science and Engineering and Who’s WHO among Executives & Professionals (2014), American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellowship and the teacher of the year in the following years, 2012-2011, 2010, 2008, 2007 and The Favorite Professor published by Mortar Board, Inc., 2004.

Currently, he serves as an Editorial Board Member of several reputable journals. He is the current Chief Editor International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics, Chief Editor of the International Journal of Tropical Disease, Academic Editor, Journal of Advances in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Health, Chief Editor of Journal of Basic and Applied Scientific Research (JBASR); Chief Editor of the Journal of Applied Environmental and Biological Sciences [JAEBS]; and the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Social Health Information and Management, an Editorial Board member of Journal of Blood Disorders and Transfusion, and the British Journal of Applied Science and Technology. He is a reviewer for numerous national and international journals. He is the author of three textbooks and a coauthor of a fourth book. The titles of his books are: (1) Public Health genomics and International wealth creation IGI Global, (2) Globalization, Health and Human Rights (Iowa Kendall Hunt publishing company, 2011); (3) Community Medicine A global Perspective (Star press, 1996; Belmont CA) (4). Epidemiology for Public Health Professionals with professors Osunkoya and S. Amuwo (Iowa Kendall Hunt publishing company, 2011).

He holds one federal patent and has published over one hundred peer-reviewed manuscripts in medical, engineering, biosocial, epidemiological and health education journals. He is a member of The American Public Health Association, The NIH Consensus Development Program and the national Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetic services and The American Public health Association APHA Genomic Forum. The book on Public Health Genomic and international Wealth Creation was written to accentuate the medical and economic benefits associated with genomic science and alert political leaders and administrators in scientific establishments about the imminent global genomic disparities which, if not rectified, could lead to the marginalization of developing and the least developed nations.


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